Montana Board of Pharmacy

MPDR Data Submitter (Clearinghouse)

Health Care User Info


  • The following Montana-licensed health care providers are authorized to access the online MPDR service by registering to view the prescription history of patients who are under their care or who have been referred to them for care: Physicians, Dentists, Naturopathic Physicians, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Podiatrists and APRNs with a Prescriptive Authority endorsement.
  • Montana licensed prescribers and dispensers of controlled substances are required to register with the MPDR.

MPDR Requirements

As a reminder, the following MPDR requirements were established in the 2019 Legislative Session:

  • Mandatory Registration and Fee Payment: Effective October 1, 2019, all Montana licensees authorized to prescribe or dispense prescription drugs are required to register with the MPDR, Montana Code Annotated (MCA) MCA 37-7-1503, and pay the annual $30 MPDR fee at the time of license renewal, MCA 37-7-1511.
  • Prescriber Mandatory Use: Effective July 1, 2021, a prescriber, or an agent of the prescriber, is required to search a patient’s MPDR record before issuing a prescription for an opioid or a benzodiazepines to the patient, except in certain circumstances, MCA 37-7-1515.

PMP AWARxE Features

Key features of the MPDR software system, PMP AWARxE, include: 

  • *New* Notices - Secure one-way messaging to the MPDR administrator through PMP AWARxE.

    To use this resource, log in to PMP AWARxE. Select Menu Notices.

    To Send a New Notice:

    • Select the ‘New Notice' tab.
    • Populate the subject field with a title for your message.
    • Populate the message field with the message you wish to send to the PMP.
    • Click ‘Send’ to send your message to the PMP.

    Note - This new tool only provides for a one way message to be sent directly to the PMP. You will not receive a response from the PMP back through your PMP AWARxE account. If a response is needed, please provide contact information (phone or email) in your message.

  • Patient Profile Matching – This function merges profiles with name variations. (i.e. Robert Jones and Bobby Jones with the same DOB and/or address).
  • NarxCare Clinical Tools – NarxCare scores and graphs summarize a patient’s controlled substance history and potential risk. On December 6, 2023, NarxCare scores and graphs will be updated to a new version. See the NarxCare Fact Sheet for details. 
  • Workflow Integration – MPDR has partnered with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to fund statewide integration through PMP Gateway. Integration allows access to MPDR information directly through health information systems, including electronic health records, health information exchange, and pharmacy dispensing systems. Please see MPDR Integration Info for details.
  • Prescriber ReportsAvailable Now! Prescriber Reports are intended to give prescribers insight into their controlled substance prescribing patterns compared to their peers. Reports are provided quarterly to all registered users with an active account and a defined role and specialty who have written at least one opioid, sedative, or stimulant prescription during the prior 6-month period. For details, see the Prescriber Report User Guide


MPDR Quick Reference Guide: Making a Patient Request

MPDR PMP AWARxE Registered User Guide

PMP AWARxE Support Center

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